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Chiropractor, Long Island, NY

Finding a chiropractor on Long Island

Chiropractic care focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and their impacts on general health. Chiropractic care is often used to treat neck and back pain, headaches and pain in the arms and legs. Chiropractors may operate indendently or in a group practice. Some entreprenur chiropractors have developed comprehensive alternative medicine clinics and holistic health centers on Long Island.

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Going to a chiropractor is an ever popular method of dealing with back, neck and other musculoskeletal pains. And, for those who want to use chiropractic (the editor has himself with very good results), the good news is that many insurance plans cover chiropractic.

The theory of chiropractic is somewhat controversial in the medical literature, although there are many studies supporting the use of chiropractic in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain. And chiropractic has introduced more modern techniques of evaluation such as back therapy. And, just as there are physician assistants (PA's), there are now chiropractic assistants (CA's). And, many chiropractors are associated with massage therapists, marvelous people who can also treat musculoskeletal pain and relieve tension and stress.

Unlike the usual physician's office in these days of the fifteen minute visit, chiropractic offices tend to be relaxing, with music, a staff that is not as stressed and offer products that may help their client - from proper shoes, to vitamins, to mattresses and pillows.

In a well-thought out approach to health care, chiropractic and its associated fields, can offer unique benefits. You have to be the judge however. And chiropractic is no substitute for getting your appropriate medical screening tests - PSA, Mammography, Pap Smear, Lipid values. However, in areas such as lipid values, where chiropractic may offer dietary advice, this may be of great help.

Almost all chiropractors take a holistic approach to patient care. They are best known for spinal manipulation and other muscular-skeletal interventions but many chiropractors will also integrate work on diet, exercise and other lifestyle issues. Environmental and social factors are also considered in order to develop a comprehensive approach to health and wellness. Specific diseases and disorders are approached in the context of the patient's total life situation.
Below are some useful sites on chiropractic care. Please note that is not responsible for the content of external sites. And we strongly recommend that you consult your physician if you have any significant health problems before starting a course of chiropractic care. You may find other sections of our Long Island directory provide resources to help you locate drug treatment programs, both inpatient and outpatient.